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They have laser engraving in wood shop now? When I was your age we just thought power tools were amazing.

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Dang, laser enraving? tongue.gif

Sounds good...You gonna use a clear panel on the side and have a middle section of wood in between?
Yes! I'm thinking of engraving the Tri Force onto it. I may have come up with a name too, from one of my favorite anime series (and video game) of all time. There's a large state-of-the art ship, called the Durandal I think it fits for some reason.

As for the new construction, I'm taking the top, bottom, front, and back panels and sawing them in half. Then I'm gluing another piece (probably a 1-2" strip of walnut) In between, to make the entire case wider. Instead of 10 in, I'll have 11-12". It will probably make more sense with the sketches when I upload them tomorrow.

And yes, the side panel will be clear acrylic.
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They have laser engraving in wood shop now? When I was your age we just thought power tools were amazing.

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Yea, it's pretty awesome. I'll see if I can get a video of it in action. They still use a P4 Dell with a CRT monitor to control it lachen.gif Thank you!
Edited by KillThePancake - 2/19/13 at 5:44pm
post #73 of 318
Whoo! Sounds great biggrin.gif
Can't wait wink.gif
post #74 of 318
Durandal was originally Roland's sword from the Orlando Furioso saga, and a pretty sweet name for a PC.

(It was also the name of the spaceship in the sequel to Marathon, which was an FPS from the mid 90s... Right up there with Doom 1...)
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Durandal was originally Roland's sword from the Orlando Furioso saga, and a pretty sweet name for a PC.

(It was also the name of the spaceship in the sequel to Marathon, which was an FPS from the mid 90s... Right up there with Doom 1...)

Oh, cool! Didn't know that thumb.gif
post #76 of 318
Sweet. Adding a racing stripe. Get the biscuit jointer out.
post #77 of 318
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Some updates:

These pics go from early to as to latest, as I forgot to add in things. I still have to do certain things to touch the sketch up, but here's a basic idea. (Oh and there is no stripe running down the middle in these sketches. I also made that radiator based of off the dimensions. Pretty proud of that one biggrin.gif)

This one looked nice, but then I realized there would be no access to the bottom.


That's better. But there's still something missing...


Ah yes!




I am absolutely adoring the "Durandal" logo on the front. I'm still not sure on the res placement yet, but I'll figure it out. The pump an 5.25 bay are behind that black cover (acrylic) and I still have to make a hard drive cage and round the corners on the case "feet". Hope you guys like it!
post #78 of 318
Durandal... I love that name. I've been using it for years for various stoofs. biggrin.gif
 
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post #79 of 318
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Durandal... I love that name. I've been using it for years for various stoofs. biggrin.gif
I love that name as well, it just fits this thing for some reason. I just realized that I should make the acrylic cover the HDD as well lol tongue.gif
post #80 of 318
It looks absolutely amazing man...I think a tweed vintage guitar amp would look STUNNING on this thing. You know kinda like an old Fender amp. I'd love you if you managed to do that xD



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